Admin

Cell Phone Policy

ALDINE lSD CELL PHONE POLICY

2019-2020

Aldine ISD permits students to possess cell phone devices on campus to support student safety
before and after school. Our policy requires supervision of students PK- grade 1 byadults at bus
stops and for walkers. Cell phones are prohibited for students in grades PK- grade 1.
Cell phones are prohibited at the District Alternative Education Program (Compass) and GAP Center.
1. Cell phones must be turned off and cannot be visible on campus during the
school day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved
for instructional purposes.
2. The campus includes loading and unloading areas for cars and buses in the
building, or on campus grounds.
3. The school day includes but is not limited to, before or after school, class time,
passing periods, lunch periods, after school detention, or tutorials, during
emergency drills, practices for extracurricular events and field trips.
4. High school students are allowed to wear ear buds and listen to music before
classes begin, during lunch and during passing periods so long as it is not
deemed a distraction as determined by an administrator.
5. Placing a cell phone on vibrate or texting is not considered off and is prohibited.
6. Using a cell phone to record or video tape is prohibited.
7. Students are not permitted to possess radios, MP3 players, video or audio
recorders, DVD players, cameras, games, e-readers or other electronic devices at
school unless prior permission has been obtained by campus administration.

Violation of this policy will result in the following:
First Offense:
1. The cell phone will be confiscated and returned to a parent or guardian
after a seven (7) calendar day waiting period.

OR

2. In accordancewith Texas Education Code 37.082 a $15.00 administrative fee
will be collected and the phone will be returned to a parent atthe end ofthat
school day.

Second Offense:
1. The cell phone will be confiscated and returned to a parent or guardian after a thirty (30)
calendar day waiting period.
2. In accordance with Texas Education Code 37.082 a $15.00 administrative fee will be
collected.